Outdoor Dreaming

Mar 7, 2013

When spring comes around my focus shifts from the interior of our home to the exterior, specifically the backyard. We're still undecided on building a pool, but regardless of our decision there will be some sprucing up going on outside soon. These are some of my favorite photos of not-so-ordinary backyards.

Traditional Pool design by Atlanta Architect Kemp Hall Studio

I don't know where this is, but it reminds me so much of the homes and landscapes in northern Louisiana where I grew up.
Traditional Landscape design by Other Metro Landscape Architect The Collins Group/JDP Design

I also lived on a lake when I was younger and those were some of the best memories. I felt as if I were on vacation all of the time.
Traditional Landscape design by New York Landscape Architect Summerset Gardens/Joe Weuste

The perfect spot to sit and supervise kids in the pool.
Can you imagine the parties?!
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If this were mine I'd feel the need to wear a big hat, drink tea, and read an English novel.
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This is my idea of relaxing after a long day at work.
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Perfectly cozy
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I want all of these! I'll be the first to admit that landscapes are not my forte and it's not for a lack of trying. I've decided that whatever we do will be left up to the professionals. I'll just pick out the patio furniture, lol!


  1. Ohh! I want all of them too! So beautiful. I love the outdoors. I wish WA state's weather would cooperate with my need to have more warm sunny weather to enjoy these outdoor spaces more. :)

    1. I could see the one with the fireplace on the balcony in WA. I would be out there drinking wine every night in front of a fire!

  2. Oh that lake house is AWESOME!!! Actually I'm a a little afraid of lakes because of an irrational fear of snapping turtles, but I;d still live there :)